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Critical Thoughts

Seasonal Beekeeping Management  By: Earl Hoffman Please consider these critical thoughts to guide your beekeeping management – Now that Summer solstice is over, and we wind down Summer to Fall we need to change our thoughts and beekeeping tasks Each Apiary visit monitor the hive entrances for flight activity and make these observations. Does each hive have guard bees at…
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September 3, 2021
Bee Culture

Winter is Coming

Found in Translation By: Jay Evans Author Jay Evans When this column comes out, many in the northern hemisphere will still feel the heat of a long Summer. Nevertheless, your bees will have already started preparing for the deadliest season in beekeeping, surviving the upcoming Winter. Winter for honey bee colonies involves a steady drip of worker bee losses, even…
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September 3, 2021
Bee Culture

Angelina Jolie Helping Honey Bees

    By Celebretainment Angelina Jolie is determined to help protect the world’s honey bee population. The Oscar-winning actress has joined forces with the French perfume brand Guerlain to try her hand at beekeeping and to learn more about the importance of protecting the bee population, which performs a crucial role in pollinating most of the world’s food. Speaking in…
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September 3, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

A Field Trial of Probiotics

A Field Trial of Probiotics Beekeeper-Funded Research First published in ABJ May 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com   In recent years, we’ve learned that the honey bee gut hosts a microbiome consisting of several core groups of bacteria (Figure 1), which if disrupted, may have detrimental effects upon bee health ].   Many beekeepers, in the hope The post A Field Trial…
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September 3, 2021